Reaching The Technological Limits Of An Extension
So I’ve started work on some of the more data-centric DH stuff. Some limitations I feared when I came up with DH are now coming to pass.
For starters, it turns out indexing the keywords of every page a person visits can amount to a lot of data. I’m being sarcastic. I knew this from the jump. I had originally planned to cap the size of the database. The code is written but I never “turned it on.” I kind of wanted to see if capping was going to be necessary in the first place. Turns out (surprise) it is.
Of course there are some server side things I could do but I’m not sure how comfortable people, or companies, would be with their browsing history being carted away to some dark server for processing.
I guess I’m going to have to sleep on this one. As with any problem attempted using a Turing-Complete language, there IS a solution – but that’s never a guarantee that you’re going to like it.